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Two-driver car replaces driverless cars?: Two people drove a car into the Anacostia River
, says the WUSA headline. It's still unclear how that happened (following a GPS, maybe?), but they're okay. After chuckling in amusement, note how the headline not only puts them in control of the car, but suggests that both of the people were "driving," in contrast to all the "car hits pedestrian" driverless headlines.
I was wondering that too:
After January 1, grocery checkout clerks will have to add 5 cents for each bag you use, but how will that work with self checkout stations
? Safeway and Giant say they're trying to figure that out. (City Paper)
Right hand, meet left hand's billboard:
Shaw residents and DCRA officials have been trying to get rid of four billboards
at 4th and P, NW of uncertain legal status. In the meantime, the Department of Health advertised HIV testing on one of them. (Examiner)
Driving on the left in Missouri:
Springfield, Missouri is trying an innovative freeway interchange
, the "diverging diamond," where traffic briefly switches to the left side of the road. At least it's innovative here; France has used it for decades. Amid the gushing over moving cars, it'd be nice if the story at least explored whether it's good for pedestrians and cyclists too; the interactive graphic notes that pedestrians will walk along the median but doesn't mention cyclists. (NPR)
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